Saturday, 24 October 2015

Hoi An and Da Nang part 1.....

24th October 2015


Hotel pool in Hoi An....




....huge pots of flowering shrubs everywhere....



...we had juicy oranges off this tree...


....the tree trunks are bound to prevent growth at the sides...


....monkey shrine to ward off evil on the bridge....






....a happy bride...


.....Carol was having shoes made, the style was selected, now choosing the leather, feet are measured, to be collected at 5pm same day!!! Unfortunately they were too big so they made another pair ready at 8pm, just amazing!!!


Lunch was a banana pancake, so delicious...


....looked into this fabulous shop...


...every dress was different, mostly made of silk....


.....flowers are appliquéd ribbon...


....loved this...


....denim with a fabulous appliquéd hem, only 2 million dong!!!


Flavia found this.....

...front...


...back, such fun...



....Eileen loved this water melon silk skirt.


Only 7.30pm but very dark, can you see the two people wearing 'coolie'hats in the boat?


The bridge over the river, monkey shrine one side and dog shrine the other...


....these hanging light were made from recycled baby bottles!


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Packed up and back to Danang, marble work shop...


....marble and limestone...


....so many beautiful flowers...



....view from the coach...


....Danang was completely destroyed in the war and there is a LOT of new building especially on the beach front...



....wonderful colours and shapes....



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Museum visit....













...Frangipan...


....hedging...


...frangipan, lovely fragrance...




.....view from our balcony....



.....SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL...





....cattle having a paddle!!


Fisherman untangling the fish from his net....


....coracle type boats...






....red flag as the currents are very strong...


....l to r Eileen, Brenda and me...


...plants growing through the sand....


.....to be continued....